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Thursday 20 August 1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Titan by Ron Chernow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Minty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ankh: The Tales of Mystery or Bust a Groove.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Minty

Starring: Angela Kelly, Damian de Montemas, Vivienne Garrett, Kim De Lury

Country: Australia

The Games

Written by: John Clarke, Ross Stevenson

Starring: John Clarke, Bryan Dawe, Gina Riley, Nicholas Bell

Country: Australia

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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Maximum Bob

Starring: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

Country: United States

The Genie from Down Under 2

Starring: Alexandra Milman, Glenn Meldrum, Sandy Winton, Anna Galvin

Country: Australia

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blade

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson

Country: United States

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Country: United States

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Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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Lolita

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
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Facts:
  • The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
  • The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

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Sport Games on 20 August 1998

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  • Heerenveen - Twente : 1 - 0
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1998?

  • Time: 77-yr old astronaut, Ohio Sen. John Glenn.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9652
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.445

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Titan

By: Ron Chernow

John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians.

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A Pirate Looks At Fifty

By: Jimmy Buffett

For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?,

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By: Rebecca Wells

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

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A Walk In The Woods

By: Bill Bryson

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ankh: The Tales of Mystery

Ankh: The Tales of Mystery

Platform: Acorn RISC

Genre: Third-person adventure

Publisher: Acorn Computer Enterprises, Koala Soft, R-Comp Interactive

Flame Dragon Plus

Flame Dragon Plus

Platform: DOS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Dynasty International Information

Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage

Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Konami

Big Thanks Super Keirin ~Dream With Keirin 50 Years~

Big Thanks Super Keirin ~Dream With Keirin 50 Years~

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Sports

Publisher: VAP

Bust a Groove

Platform: PlayStation, Arcade PlayStation 3

Genre: Music/Fighting game

Publisher: JP Enix; NA 989 Studios; EU SCEE; JP Atlus/Namco[1] (Arcade)

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